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Grand Hotel Excelsior

Via Vittorio Veneto 66, 89123, Reggio Calabria Italy
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#4 of 19 hotels in Reggio Calabria
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The Grand Hotel Excelsior is located in the historic and commercial center of Reggio Calabria, in the splendid natural scenery of the Strait of Messina, in front of the National Museum of the "Magna Grecia" which hosts the famous Bronzi di Riace, close to the sea and the lovely Italo Falcomata shoreline drive (Italy’s most beautiful kilometre). The main tourist attractions can all be reached on foot from the hotel: the cathedral, the art museum, the Cilea theatre, the San Giorgio church, Villa Zervi, the Aragonian Castle and the Ottimati church. Hotel guests are just a short walk from Corso Garibaldi for a nice stroll or for a shopping excursion. Refined and elegant, with a spacious Business Centre and exclusive Roof Garden, the Grand Hotel Excelsior is the ideal solution for business travellers or for romantic weekend getaways in the lovely Calabrian city. Located just 4 km from the airport, our hotel is ideal even for the most demanding of guests and a perfect temporary headquarters for business travellers. The Business centre of Grand Hotel Excelsior can host up to 200 people and offer an extensive variety of room dimension and utility; Congress halls, suites for smaller business meetings or brief seminars. These comfortable luminous fully equipped spaces will add to your Event, congress or business meeting a touch of elegance and professionality. The Grand Hotel Excelsior has 84 rooms, all of which are elegant and comfortable. Of these, 8 suites have a spacious living area. Furnished tastefully, many of them have a splendid view of the seafront and the Straits of Messina. A high standard of quality answers the needs of those on business trips or travelling. At the 5th floor of the Grand Hotel Excelsior you will find the Restaurant Gala and the best view of the city and the Straits of Messina. Restaurant offers the regional and Mediterranean cuisine and an excellent traditional Italian cooking. The renowned exclusive and refined atmosphere make it an ideal place for a Gala, Business dinners, but also intimate and romantic panoramic terrace overlooking the Straits and watching the sunset, unforgettable! professional barmen. Gala Restaurant is open all year round for resident guests and visitors. In the spacious and welcoming hall is located Lounge Bar “Excelsior” it serves informal and appetising aperitifs and cocktails prepared by professional barmen.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Rooftop terrace
Baggage storage
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Rooftop bar
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Non-smoking hotel
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Room service
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Great View
Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, Italian
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glance-to-leg wrote a review Jan 2020
Nottingham, United Kingdom33 contributions30 helpful votes
I was in Reggio for work and booked into the Excelsior without much thought. I simply wanted somewhere central. The room was delightful and spotless, the staff attentive and charming going out of their way to accommodate my requests, and breakfast excellent. The view from the breakfast room was quite exquisite, looking over the straits to Etna. I had a huge amount of work to do while in Reggio, and was disappointed not to have time to pop across to the museum opposite (where on a previous trip I had seen the two finest Greek bronzes in the world). But my room was perfect for working: quiet, excellent internet connection, well-lit. I really loved this place. I cannot understand the reviewer who described the hotel as characterised by 'faded grandeur'; it strikes me as delightful and elegant.
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Date of stay: January 2020
Trip type: Travelled on business
1 Helpful vote
7JSime wrote a review Sep 2019
New York City, New York12 contributions18 helpful votes
The Grand Excelsior has definitely seen better days, but the rooms are still clean and comfortable. Wi-fi works well and the quality of the food at the restaurant is good, especially for dinner. The breakfast could have a little more variety and less cakes and cookies. The front desk staff were mixed, some very helpful and some quite rude. The location is good, especially as it is behind the museum with the Riace bronze statues, which is well worth the visit. Nothing fancy, but the hotel hits the basics.
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
1 Helpful vote
Hoodoo Creations wrote a review Aug 2019
Province of Reggio Calabria, Italy361 contributions109 helpful votes
This is certainly a grand hotel, but not in a modern sense. It's like stepping back in time : spacious, comfortable lounges, padded walls, ornate stylings, etc. If this is your thing, you'll be delighted staying here. The service is particularly good with every member of staff going out of their way to ensure you are never left wanting.
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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John C wrote a review Jul 2019
1 contribution1 helpful vote
I recently stayed at the Grand Hotel Excelsior in Reggio Calabria, and had a completely awesome stay. This was a family vacation to see where my grandfather grew up early in the 1900's. We loved Reggio, and explored many of its historical sites, restaurants and surrounding villas. The food in Southern Italy is the best in the country, and the people are very friendly. The hotel staff all did a great job making recommendations and suggestions, and provided much needed directions at times, for we spoke very little Italian. Irene was completely amazing and really made my trip there worth while. She is friendly, funny and has those amazing Italian eyes. Overall, great stay at this facility, and I look forward to my next stay when I return to the region. Ciao!
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
1 Helpful vote
Gabrielle55 wrote a review Jun 2019
Arlington, Virginia69 contributions42 helpful votes
We stayed one night at this hotel as part of a Wilderness Travel hiking trip. We had dinner at the hotel restaurant, which was very good. The hotel is well-located, overlooking the promenade and the ocean, beautiful views. The building is nothing to write home about, but the rooms were comfortable and clean. Breakfast was extravagant in variety and very good quality.
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Date of stay: May 2019
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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US$112 - US$153 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Grand Hotel Excelsior
Which popular attractions are close to Grand Hotel Excelsior?
Nearby attractions include Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Reggio Calabria (0.06 km), Corso Garibaldi (0.09 km), and Chiesa di Santa Lucia (0.08 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Grand Hotel Excelsior?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a rooftop bar, free wifi, and free breakfast.
Which room amenities are available at Grand Hotel Excelsior?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Grand Hotel Excelsior?
Guests can enjoy a rooftop bar, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Grand Hotel Excelsior?
Conveniently located restaurants include Gelato Cesare, L'A Gourmet L'Accademia, and Pizza Roma.
Is Grand Hotel Excelsior located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.7 km away from the centre of Reggio Calabria.
Are any cleaning services offered at Grand Hotel Excelsior?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Grand Hotel Excelsior?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Grand Hotel Excelsior offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Grand Hotel Excelsior?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Italian.
Are there any historical sites close to Grand Hotel Excelsior?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Palazzo della Prefettura (1.0 km), Chiesa di San Giorgio al Corso (0.7 km), and Fortini di Pentimele (2.4 km).